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ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS NAMED
Ten Austin students will receive more than $5700 in cash awards at the Chamber's 32nd annual ACCESS Scholarship Banquet. Final speech presentations were held February 11 and 13 for eighth and 12th grade students, respectively. All finalists are guaranteed a scholarship, ranging from $200-$1500. This year's 8th grade finalists include Arianna Barrera, Emma Haugen, Thomas Herrick, Andrew Keenan, Nathan Schmidt, and Ava Wahlstrom. High school senior finalists are Sarah Bachmeier, Signe Fadness, Eleanor Hinchcliffe, and Myra Kraemer.
ANNUAL MEETING BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS
The Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet was held Thursday, February 28, at the Holiday Inn & Austin Conference Center. Listed below are the winners for Project of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Ambassador Team of the Year. Congrats to all our nominees and Thank You to everyone who attended!
Project of the Year:
All Fur Dogs
Small Business of the Year:
Sellers Lock & Key, Inc.
Large Business of the Year:
First Farmers & Merchants Bank
Volunteer of the Year:
Jana Norman, Austin Daily Herald
Ambassador of the Year:
Danielle Morem, Damel Transportation
Ambassador Team of the Year:
Randy Arhart, Justin Bickler, Mary Christian, Lisa Dunlop, Michael Jordal, Brenda Landherr, Danielle Morem, Lisa Reese, and Renee Wangen.
WUERTZ JOINS RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT'S EXCLUSIVE CONSULTING GROUP
Tom Wuertz, a Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor in RBC Wealth Management's Austin, MN office, recently was selected to be a member of the firm's Consulting Group, an exclusive group of advisors recognized for their success in building consultative, fee-based businesses. To qualify for the group, Tom demonstrated a commitment to a consultant-based investment practice, helped clients build investment portfolios and maintained an excellent record of customer service. RBC Wealth Management financial advisors assist individual, corporate, and institutional clients by providing a wide array of Wealth Management solutions such as stocks, taxable and tax-exempt bonds, options and mutual funds. They also assist clients with retirement plans and money management programs.